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The only hotel you'll ever want to be in Maldives”
Sea House Hotel is in Vilingili island in Maldives. This is not the kind of island you would think when you google Maldives and see the beautiful islands and resort hotels. This is a local residential area, and you must abide by Muslim traditions and keep your clothes on when swimming in the beach (no bikinis please). Nevertheless, our stay at Sea House Hotel turned out to be amazing because majority of their staff are Filipinos; this means they are very warm and freindly, and can speak fluent English. They make up the absence of amenities by making Day Tour arrangements, of anywhere you want to go to...dive, snorkel, day-stay at some of the best beach resorts in Maldives. You will enjoy all that Maldives has to offer, without spending an arm & a leg. My daughter suddenly awakened her interest for Indian food, because they made it taste really good (before, she wouldnt even dare smell Indian food..and now she loves it). The hotel even rents out cute bicycles which you can use to explore the small island. You make your own itinerary..and they make it all happen for you. I would definitely recommend this hotel to all my friends who are planning to go to Maldives.
Friendly nad comfortable”
The stay at the sea House Top Deck hpotel was great. The staff is so friendly, one gets a feeling that he/she is staying among friends. As I had my birthday there, the whole staff came to us at dinner and sang me Happy Birthday and brought me a cupcake. We were staying only one night there, but were soon sorry that we were moving to another island later. The hotel is fairly priced, sparkling clean and beds are so comfortable, it is like sleeping on a cloud. The island is small, peaceful, but buzzung with life. There are families having picnics on the beach, people playing volleybal, doing watersports or just chillin by the beach. The vibe is friendly, peaceful and you get the feeling you belong there. It is also close to Male and the airport, and ferries go there from Male every 10 minutes. As we were leaving at night with a ferry, they let us stay there and wait for the ferry, they also checked about the ferry, and came with us to the dock, so we didn't miss it. It was really a superb experience. As we are backpackers and usually travel on a budget, this was a whole new experience for us. Would deffinitelly recommend this hotel. Regards, Jana & Igor
I work for 5-6 star resorts around the world, and all resorts off of Male, for 15 years, I have had bad times at all hotels on Male when I need to stay a few nights. The only problem is Agoda needs to explain more that this is on a island a few min away from Male. and that you must take a ferry from the airport to male and then take taxi $3 to the ferry to this hotel. Other than this I found the people on this atoll great far cry from the money making Male island, I felt more relaxed than any other resort, people seemed like back in time peace and nice. Male is to busy ,and hard to find a place better than this resort on Male. Thanks for a nice quiet time Kurt Apel
Nice breakfast, peaceful environment”
The hotel is on a small island (Villingili) 1km west of Male. Villingili has no cars so it lacks the chaos and noise of Male. The circumference of the island is around 2km - nice for a morning or evening jog. However, shops close early in Villingili. The minimart on the left of the hotel closes at 6pm and the bakery on the right closes at 7pm. The hotel is fairly clean and comfortable. Rooms are small (typical for rooms in Male, as I found out in other hotels). Towel and shampoo are provided, and so is a complimentary bottle of water. The shower looks modern (with digital temperature display) and hot water is fast. Wifi is included but is slow and intermittent (again typical in the Maldives as I found out in other locations). Breakfast here is better than other similarly priced hotels in Male. There's a choice of cornflakes, bread, pancakes, chapati, hashbrown, egg, mashed tuna, vegetables, fruits, juices, milk and tea/coffee. The staff is friendly and helpful. She helped me to book a tour on the Whale Submarine when I told her I have a late flight at night.
Everything was great”
Local told me this island used to be resort. That why here is much better thn male and airport. Ferry operate daily from airport to male and male to this island, 24/7 , every 10 min. If just want to have a short break in maldive without travel far, you can consider to stay this hotel. although no bikini beach, but is good enough to enjoy it. and scuba dive shop is always ready for diver! Greentax must pay in USD. ferry from Airport to Male cost MVR 20 and Male to Villingili cost MVR 3.25. Taxi cost MVR 30 in Male
Seahouse made me feel like family. Happiest staff!”
OUTSTANDING!!! I have travelled alot, and visited almost every country you could imagine. The service we were provided at Seahouse topdeck hotel was second to none. From arrival to departure we were treated like old friends. the manager has the biggest smile. the marketing manager provided an exceptional service to myself and my friends when we needed help. Our ferry was cancelled so he worked day and night to organise a private speed boat for us. We even got to meet to owner of the hotel on more than one occassion where he went out of his way to come and meet us at a near by coffee house just to see if we were enjoying our self. I was genuinely upset to leave the hotel on my final day seen as I had left to go to other islands and returned back to seahouse 3 times due to the flawless service. I would recommend this hotel to EVERYONE. Its one island over from the main land of Male , it takes 5 mins to get to and cost pennys to get to on the public ferry. Access to the airport is also easy, approx 20-30mins to get to. Ideal location for arriving and spending a few nights before heading off to explore other islands.
New nice hotel with friendly staff”
We had a really nice time at the Sea House Top Deck. Especially our new friends Mr. Ericson and Jojo were wonderfully nice and helpful and made us feel at home. Located on a small island just 10 minutes by ferry from Male. It is a very calm and there is not much to do. There are a couple of beaches for swimming and sunbathing, but it's a long way to paradise beaches you see on the internet. Excursions are quite expensive, but the staff will help you with everything needed. Unfortenately internet was very bad during our stay. The rooms were modern and had comfortable beds. Though the beds are 10cm shorter than normal. There was not much to choose from for breakfast. But they had little pancakes, toast, butter and jam, two different juices, 3 kinds of cornflakes, boiled eggs, coffee and tea.
Nice hotel, Friendly Staff”
The hotel is located in another island not far from the city. This hotel can easily be accessed through ferry and you can travel anytime, 10-20 minutes intervals. It is cheap as well to travel between Villingili to Male City. Most of the locals live in the island where the hotel is located. The hotel is also close to the ferry terminal. The staff are friendly and very helpful. They also help us with some cheap island tour. This is highly recommended for those on budget travel to the Maldives.
Hotel is newly build, Rooms are spacious and well maintained. Attentive & Helpful Staff with good communication skills. Breakfast is nice,WiFi is good. Reachable in all area, strong in lobby. They have trips for various activities. Convenience Stores & Bakeries below the hotel. Welcome Drink was provided on Arrival. Hotel is located just 5 mins walk from the ferry terminal which is approx 10 mins from Male city with fare of 3.25 MVR. Ferries are regular and continuous. Hotel is located on a local small and very peaceful island with few beaches. The beach which is 5 mins walk from hotel is the only good beach on the island for snorkelling. Although fish variety is not that great. Hotel is nice to stay. However the island is not that great. No good places for dinning on the Island. Better than Male city for transit halts.
Clean, comfortable, and friendly.”
The hotel is actually on the island which is a suburb on Male so most of the people on the island work on Male. The ferry is very reasonable, less then $.20 a trip, and very convenient. The island has three beaches that are very accessible and not busy. The island is good if you want to see how the locals live, be close to beaches that are not crowded and for visiting Male. This is not a resort island but you also don't have to pay those prices either. Only one taxi on the island and very little traffic. Nice, out of the normal vacation area.
Stayed for the week in this hotel. The reason for choosing it was the price, as most Maldives hotel are pricey, except Male, which is capital and noisy. The hotel itself is quite nice, close to the Airport, we got there in less than 30 minutes for 10 USD for 2 of us, including taxi in Male to Vilingili ferry terminal. What we did not take into account was that island is local, and therefore one cannot swim in bikinis, you always have to wear longer clothes. Staff at reception was very welcoming, this was the case throughout our stay. We quickly got our room, which was Deluxe (as I understand the difference is in size). It was rather small, but comfortable. On the first night we tried restaurant at the Hotel, and it was nice, but later we learned there was better and cheaper choice - Xiu Xiu restaurant just opposite the ferry terminal. Hotel staff organised island hopping trips for us, which was great, with opportunity to see more than just one island, or resort. Otherwise staying on Vilingli island for a week is too boring. Apart from the fact that locals are not very happy about foreigners and we couldn't enjoy beach and swimming in bikinis, our stay was great.
Affordable and good hotel close to Male”
Sea House is very easily accessible on Villingilli island. From the airport just take the ferry to Male, a taxi to the Villingilli terminal and then the ferry again out to the island. The hotel is just a 2 min walk from where you arrive. You don't need airport pickup, really. The ferry/taxi/ferry will take you about 30-40min and costs about 3$. The hotel is nice. Clean rooms with complimentary water every day, TV and WiFI access. Staff is very helpful and friendly. I even got a free upgrade on the room when I arrived. There is a restaurant downstairs that serves good and decent priced food. The breakfast buffe in the mornings was good and they did some variations from day to day which was nice. The island of Villingilli is very quiet. There are not really any restaurants or shops around. Two decent beaches and a water sport centre. Male is just a 10min 3.25Rp ferry ride away. From there you can go to Hulhule by ferry, which in my opinion has the nicest beach area for day trips from Male by local ferry.
it was a pleased to stay in Sea House Deck. The room was so clean, even they dont have elevator. the staff is so friendly. erik the hotel manager is so cooperative. we'll defenetely will be back again!!!
very good stop over place for a few days”
Both, upon arrival and departure from the Maldives, we had a warm welcome and a superb service. If you planned to know Male city or are awaiting for further transfer to resorts this is a very good place to stay. You have a 10 min. ferry to Male all day long and a nice beach on the north side of the island.
Sea House Hotel Top Deck”
To facilitate Male preferred transit want to have a quiet beach, a 24-hour ferry to Male, Beach also has boat rentals, you can also go directly to arrange a wild island to snorkeling , the reception can do diving equipment rental. This island is a resident of the island, relatively clean, fishing pier, the beach a little bit dirty, but as beautiful as the sea.
Nice location and hotel - poor staff”
When we checked in to the hotel the man who checked us in was less than friendly and unresponsive. We asked a number of questions which he answered, he then recited his script which repeated much of the information in response to our initial questions. Later in the day a lady was on the check-in desk who was lovely, informative and very helpful. Unfortunately when we checked out the following morning the unhelpful man was on again. He refused to accept one of the US$20 notes we had saying it was “too old” despite us using that currency everywhere in the Maldives. He also had great trouble explaining the service charge that attached to the massage my partner had had and why it was not explicitly stated on the poster. The same man told us that there were no restaurants on the island and that we had to go back to Male to find a restaurant which was a blatant lie (Xie Xie restaurant was less than 200 meters away and amazing). What would otherwise have been a great experience was let down by poor staff which was inconsistent with all of our other experiences in the Maldives. The name is also a bit misleading - there is no deck on top of the hotel.
Nice hotel by the beach on small island near Male”
Stay was excellent, hotel is situated away from the main city on a peaceful small island, island is well connected with Male and takes 10 mins by public ferry. I enjoyed the spa massage as well in the hotel. There is English speaking staff in the hotel. One thing I did not like was when I went for dive, I had to pay 18% tax on the quoted rate though the service was provided by a third party not part of the hotel.
Most Memorable Moments”
This is certainly a really good holiday destination. The hotel is located on a small island easily accessible via public transport from Western Ferry Terminal from Male` (City). There are many water sport activities available on the Island @ affordable cost than the main city. We being Vegetarian didn't have problem with food, as Chef at hotel would cook any Indian dishes for us.
Small Clean island with local maldivains”
it is located on island with local people. Nothing to visit in the island itself. It takes about 15-20 mins to go round the island. The good thing about is very close to MALE city with 24 hours ferry service which costs about USD 30 cents per pax to MALE city. Upon reaching MALE city, can take a taxi that costs about 35 rufiahh to the ferry terminal to MALE INt'l airport (the ferry costs 1 USD per pax). If you don't like to stay on the island with local Maldivians , better don't choose that Villingili. Hotel staff are very friendly. However, they charge USD 23 per pax for speedboat transport from Hotel to Airport which is expensive. Hotel arrangement for speed boat is not that efficient. Food at the hotel are ok with reasonable price
Good stay before you start your Maldive adventure”
My wife and i like our stay in Top Deck. We stayed for 2 days before going to a resort and it worth its price. They offer a lot of activities, diving, snorkel, trips to sand bank, resort, or isolated island(owned by the hotel owner) and many more. I recommend this place for budget visitors who just want to have a place to shield n sleep + able to do activities the hotel provide. The owner is a very nice person.
it's a walk away to the jetty, the island is small enough to travel on foot. Just take note that, there's no elevator in the hotel. However, I had this issue that I had to pay taxes at the hotel that amount to about USD$200. I understand that I had to pay the government green tax that was about a few bucks, but there was 180 of tax, for service? That was ridiculous. Other than that, i had an enjoyable stay.
Cool stay ”
Everything was perfect and helpful and kind staff 😊 enjoyed being there 🖒
Convenient is center of male”
Anything to say more
The room was smelly and dark even we have switched on all lights in the room. The helper (who carry our bags from ferry terminal) was very kind and helpful but the receptionist was not really friendly.
Quiet and easy..staff friendly and helpful..
Main island beach for budget travel”
The staffs were so nice. They give good recommendations. A nice place to stay to take day trip tours to the resort islands.
Cheapest in Male”
Just OK. Serves the purpose of waiting for your ferry boat to an island in the Maldives.
Good for a stop night on Friday, no ferry”
Recommend to pay a little extra to choose Deluxe type as they called (which was standard but bigger room, 17 square m), than the 11m room. And don't forget to request them give you the room you paid for, not the smaller. Insist.
calm n quiet environment.. lots of local people in the island.. good hotel..
Nice hotel away from male”
I have no complaints, this was the best hotel I stayed in while in maldives so far. The food is also very good, my favourite was the last item on the breakfast list, it was tuna in spices served with roshi (roti) an egg and coffee, it was delicious. The main guy at the front desk who is there during the day was very nice and helpful with any questions I had. All the staff were nice, greeting with smiles and great service. Value for money was also very good for maldives but eveything is out of my budget here.
very bad hotel and very bad smell in the room no view”
Everything bad room clean even the staff
A wonderful stay in this cosy hotel.”
Clean room, shower with sprinkle and even with water jet for your back.
Could have been better”
Pretty small and upkeep seems to be minimum.
I will not recommend for any one.”
Rooms are not clean and staff are not friendly
Had to stay here for one night. Beds are super hard, rooms small and old. Staff not really helpful. Only accept dollar.l and nothing else. Hidden place.
ok for one night”
Very smal room and very hard bed. Poor breakfast. Location is nice, but you have to take a boat from Male
Not impressed ”
Was disappointed with the room size. The photos don't do much justice. It was supposed to be close to the airport but too so long to get there.
Room small, use less bed n small”
No chair or table, no cupboards. Kettle provided,no tea bag or coffee or related materials.upon request provided mugs only.no paste or brush.so consisted room, can't walk two people at a time in room. Bed spring hurting when laying, legs move out due to small in size.closet plate broken out of fixing, don't repaired even informed. Thinking of cancel Agoda booking hotels from my travel plans
Small but nice hotel”
The hotel locates in a small island. It take around 10 minutes by ferry from Male. Small room, nice staff, breakfast is ok.
location, staff, budget is ok”
location, staff, budget is ok
Went for a night stay. The TV didn't work properly. The washrooms were full of spiders. The light was broken. The room was very very small, for the amount I paid for it. The air conditioner was making a lot of sound. Overall, the stay was below average, and since I had to just spend one night, I didn't change the hotel. Or I would have changed the hotel to someother one. Not worth it!
Great location and compact rooms”
Rooms are way too small and no lift but a pretty clean and compact hotel located in a very convenient place. Activities and excursion the hotel provide is very limited. I think they should have plenty to offer.
clean, nice staff, good place to feel the culture
very helpful staff”
thank you for staff's kindness. not only he make a call for checking of my cornfirmation of next hotel i booked but also the transportation to there. he is very nice. thank you.
nice clean cheap hotel ”
It was nice hotel. Staff was very helpful also allowed us to borrow computer for short time..... Very easy to find near the ferry station just 5 minutes walk..... All island are very quite & less crowded comparing with Male.....
Great to stay”
To easy to find, nice staff are very hopeful, and can experience local life in here, great!
Small and compact”
The hotel needs a lift. They need to improve on the menu but the food is great! The excursions needs to be increased as there's NOT MUCH to select. And the BBQ was a disaster as it states BBQ party. There were only 4 people. We expected a good crowd and more entertainment. Overall the hotel is conveniently located and budget. Had a pleasant stay. Keep it up Sea House Top Deck.
Clean and nice”
This hotel is located in an ideal place. Very cost effective and budget hotel. Enjoyed the stay here. They don't have a lift and my room was on 5th floor so I had to carry my bags all the way with my wife and kid. The female staff was very friendly. The male staff (Ramil) if I'm not mistaken, he needs to improve. Overall we had a great time. Please maintain the cleanliness of the hotel as we always stay here and this was my 5th time. So far so good.
Perfect FOR 1-2 days”
Very good food and excellent staff
Good for transit and a good value of money”
Food are good, staff are friendly and very helpful. The superior room is a bit small and fairly clean. Overall it's a good value of money.
friendly and helpful staff. Nice hotel.
The location was beautiful
Good for a stopover”
I needed a place to stay for one night near the ferry. It was perfect for this. It's a small quiet island just a short hop from the ferry.
Great value hotel”
Great value for the money, good location near the airport!
Amazing location, amazing staff, nice bfast”
Good location only 3 mins walk from Villingili/Vilimalé ferry terminal. Staff were very helpful and nice. Breakfast was nice with options.
COZY AND CLEAN”
GREAT STAY AND LOVED THE CLEAN ROOMS. WILL COME BACK AGAIN.
Good hotel on this island”
Good hotel on this island. ”
clean, good staff, rooms bit small, wifi is poor”
Very pleasent and satisfied stay.But we stayed for 4 nights same breakfast need little cbanges. Wifi signal to be improved in the rooms
near ferry terminal,good breakfast,not worthy”
No care for guests engaging in personal calls.have to ask several times to get something.too small rooms.locker is not working.telephone was not fixed after even telling.not enough bathroom amenities.hotel with such a poverty.long time to check in.terrible
Disappointing anf shocking ”
It was terrible. Ruined our trip completely! Disgusting, unclean rooms, smell of damp everywhere. Unhygienic food standards.
Pleasant short stay ”
It was a pleasant stay with helpful staff that will organize all trips and assist in booking requirements. The room was clean and food in the café was great
nice clean hotel”
Very clean.Staff is great. Location is also great”
The hotel is near the ferry terminal. The staff are nic enough to give us complimetary food while waiting for our room since they saw we are tired from travel. The room is very spacious and clean. Staff Ramil is very accomodating and helpful. I will recommend this to my friends
very nice hotel”
i like this hotel very nice ..just the internet connection not good otherwise every thing is ok
5 days in the Maldives ”
It's just a small hotel”
Overall is great for the money paid. However, either on Agoda.com or its official website stating there will be coffee maker provided in every room, we cant even find a kettle in our room. We have used the "airport transfer" provided by this hotel, it's actually a staff would be travelling with us in/out airport by public transport, need to transfer within ferry and taxi, cost not much but time consuming. Thou, the staff is friendly and helpful enough.
Group Director of Engineering and Sustainability”
Overall good, with nice, friendly, professional staff, clean and efficient, small rooms. The interior with furniture and TV, minibar and safety box was a bit unusual and placed without function
city away from city”
staff needs to know what they got to offer and what Maldives has to offer. very poor staff performance specially with the spa and foot massage. the staff was horrible.
affordable city hotel”
staff performance has reduced compared to our last visit in 2013. i was over charged for a foot massage even though i requested for only a foot massage for 15 mins they charged me for 30 mins which was totally crap. the staff was very rude. rooms were much cleaner back in 2013. need to advise staff on the land excursions available ad\s they're clueless.